DANCE NEWS


Rhythm World set to rock Chicago

Posted on: 6/2/2017 8:15AM

Chicago Human Rhythm ProjectChicago Human Rhythm Project will present the 27th annual summer festival of American tap and percussive dance, Rhythm World, on July 17-23. Featuring three generations of hoofers, including tap giants Savion Glover and Maurice Hines, Rhythm World will take place at the American Rhythm Center, Studebaker Theater, Jazz Showcase and, new this year, the Polk Bros Performance Lawns at Navy Pier.


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ARTLAB J offers summer dance programs

Posted on: 6/1/2017 8:00AM

ARTLAB J Summer Intensive 2017ARTLAB J, a multi-faceted dance organization based in Detroit, will hold a Summer Intensive this July and a Summer Dance Lab this August. In addition, ARTLAB J will offer Saturday dance classes for youth and adults from July 17-August 12.


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DVP to present ‘Revival’ in Harlem & Brooklyn

Posted on: 5/31/2017 9:00AM

DVP presents Revival in June 2017Celebrating dance and the beauty of age, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will soon present three performances of Revival. The outdoor public dance project re-imagines the works and ideas of celebrated 20th century choreographers and features non-professional senior dancers.


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Lauren Lovette to teach in Washington D.C.

Posted on: 5/30/2017 8:00AM

Ballet in the City brings Lauren Lovette to Washington D.C.Ballet in the City, a presentation company that showcases the nation’s top professional ballet dancers for performances and masterclasses, brings New York City Ballet Principal Lauren Lovette to The Washington Ballet on June 10 and 11.


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NYC program unites 4 women-led companies

Posted on: 5/29/2017 12:00PM

A B M M LIVE at New York Live ArtsArmitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Elisa Monte Dance and Jennifer Muller/The Works will join forces Tuesday-Saturday, June 13-17 at New York Live Arts to present a series of five Shared Program Performances featuring six total pieces, of which three are premieres.


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Fire Island Dance Festival returns July 14-16

Posted on: 5/26/2017 7:45AM

2017 Fire Island Dance Festival NYThe charitable and cultural event Fire Island Dance Festival will return July 14-16 to Fire Island Pines, NY. This summer’s festival will feature the premieres of three works and the return of several companies that have become festival favorites.


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Florida Dance Festival hits Tampa in June

Posted on: 5/25/2017 8:00AM

Florida Dance Association From June 17–25, the Florida Dance Association returns to the University of South Florida with the 2017 Florida Dance Festival. From its inception, the festival has been one of the state’s leading summer dance intensive programs, bringing talented choreographers, dancers and instructors from across the country to the Tampa Bay area.


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Wendy Whelan film opening in theaters

Posted on: 5/24/2017 7:30AM

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan documentaryThe intimate documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan is opening in two New York City theaters this week. Soon the film will be screening in numerous locations across the U.S., including in Whelan’s home state of Kentucky. It follows the prima ballerina as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.


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School at Peridance holds pre-pro auditions

Posted on: 5/23/2017 11:30AM

Peridance Youth EnsembleThe School At Peridance in New York City will soon hold auditions for its Pre-Professional Training Program’s 2017-18 Year. They will be held on Sunday, June 4 at the Peridance Capezio Center.


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‘Dirty Dancing’ remake to premiere on ABC

Posted on: 5/22/2017 12:00PM

ABC premieres Dirty Dancing remake in 2017ABC will soon broadcast its brand-new remake of the classic dance movie Dirty Dancing, starring Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal, Billy Dee Williams and J. Quinton Johnson. It will feature choreography by Tony Award-winning Andy Blankenbuehler.


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5 Atlanta Ballet dancers form new troupe

Posted on: 5/21/2017 7:00AM

New Atlanta dance company emergesIn early April, it was revealed that Atlanta Ballet was set to experience some major changes as it moved into its 2017-18 Season. Nearly half of the troupe’s dancers were either leaving or being let go – including some of its longtime stars. Now another announcement has shook the Atlanta dance scene – a new dance company has been formed by five of the departed Atlanta Ballet stars.


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Auditions for new ‘Dirty Dancing’ U.S. Tour

Posted on: 5/20/2017 10:00AM

Auditions for Dirty Dancing National TourAnother Dirty Dancing National Tour is set for America for the 2017-18 Season! Casting directors are seeking non-union male and female dancers of all ethnicities to self-submit for a general audition for this production.


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Ad Deum prepares for an eventful summer

Posted on: 5/19/2017 7:45AM

Christian dance companyHouston-based Ad Deum Dance Company, directed by Founder Randall Flinn, is preparing for a busy summer. Beginning in June, the organization will present concerts in its home city, host its summer intensive, travel to a teaching conference, hold company auditions, tour to Europe for outreach activities and visit cities along the eastern seaboard.


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Joffrey Ballet School Scholarship Winners

Posted on: 5/18/2017 5:00PM

Joffrey Ballet School Summer GiveawayDance Informa is excited to announce Joffrey Ballet School Summer Scholarship winners! The Joffrey Ballet School with Dance Informa offered up to 50 scholarships for summer intensives, including classical ballet, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre courses.


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KSU offers 2017 Summer Dance Intensive

Posted on: 5/18/2017 8:00AM

2017 Kennesaw State University Summer Dance IntensiveThe Kennesaw State University (KSU) College of the Arts will present numerous Summer Arts Intensives in 2017. These one-week, non-residential programs are perfect for young artists who live in the Atlanta area that are serious about honing their craft. The dance intensive will be offered June 5-9 for high school students.


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New Australian musical to open NYC festival

Posted on: 5/17/2017 5:05PM

New Australian musical by Boyd Anderson and Guy AndersonIt has been announced in New York that ERROL AND FIDEL, a new musical written by four Sydneysiders, will open this year’s New York Musical Festival, one of the most prestigious showcases for new work in the musical theatre world.


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Alchemy Tap Project presents ‘Beat Science’

Posted on: 5/17/2017 7:15AM

Beat Science - Music in MotionNot content with traditional perceptions of tap dancing, the Alchemy Tap Project will soon present “a modern take on a classic American art form” in its upcoming performance series in Seattle, WA. Beat Science - Music in Motion will pull inspiration from the worlds of hip-hop, drumming and ballet.


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Eurotard releases new Fashion Pieces

Posted on: 5/16/2017 8:00AM

Eurotard DancewearAs dancewear trends continue to evolve, Eurotard Dancewear is constantly producing new fashion-forward designs. In the company’s latest collection, dancers will see cutouts and textured fabrics that are edgy and exciting.


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‘Billy Elliot’ auditions being held in Colorado

Posted on: 5/15/2017 8:35AM

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre ColoradoBreckenridge Backstage Theatre, a 43-year-old Colorado arts institution, will present Billy Elliot this August and September. General auditions will be held at the Breckenridge Theater on Sunday, May 28. Denver area auditions will be announced soon.


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Apply to perform at Tap City this July!

Posted on: 5/12/2017 7:30AM

Copasetic Boat RideTap City, a New York City tap dance festival, is right around the corner! The 2017 festival will take place July 8-15 with classes for ages 9 - adult. Registration has begun and applications are now open to those wishing to perform on the Copasetic Boat Ride and in the Tap Future Showcase.


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Juilliard taps its 7th President

Posted on: 5/11/2017 11:00AM

The Juilliard School's 7th PresidentThe Juilliard School announced this week that it has selected Damian Woetzel, artistic director of Vail Dance Festival in Colorado, as its new president beginning next year. Former principal dancer of New York City Ballet, Woetzel will serve as the school's seventh president beginning July 2018.


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Abby Lee Miller sentenced to prison

Posted on: 5/10/2017 12:05PM

Dance Moms star Abby Lee MillerIt was revealed on Monday that Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to prison, bringing to a close her courtroom drama that first began in October 2015. She was convicted in her bankruptcy fraud case and sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release.


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Houston Ballet presents ‘The Tempest’

Posted on: 5/9/2017 9:00AM

Jenna Roberts as Miranda and Joseph Caley as Ferdinand in David Bintley's The Tempest. Photo by Bill Cooper, courtesy of Birmingham Royal Ballet.From May 25 - June 4, Houston Ballet will present the North American premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play.


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Immediate Cruise Contracts for Dancers and Singers

Posted on: 5/8/2017 3:43PM

Norwegian Cruise AuditionsNorwegian Creative Studios, the production company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is seeking dancers and singers for immediate contracts. This is your opportunity to perform on the highs seas! The company requires dancers and singers for immediate positions, rehearsal swings and replacements.


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YoungArts accepting 2018 applications

Posted on: 5/8/2017 12:00PM

YoungArts 2018 Applications OpenAre you a talented 15–18 year old dancer? Or do you know someone who is? If so, it’s time to look into The National YoungArts Foundation, better known as “YoungArts” for short. YoungArts assists emerging artists with financial awards of up to $10,000. The deadline for the 2018 competition is October 13.


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Nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards

Posted on: 5/5/2017 12:00PM

Musical directed and choreographed by Andy BlankenbuehlerThe nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards have been announced. Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the 2017 Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 11 at 8/7c on CBS.


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‘World of Dance’ to host classes nationwide

Posted on: 5/5/2017 10:15AM

World of Dance Master ClassesWorld of Dance, the newest and biggest dance competition show coming to television, will begin on Tuesday, May 30 on NBC. To get the dance community excited about the upcoming premiere, NBC is hosting master classes in 10 cities across the country from May 13—21.


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Footprints Festival highlights modern dance

Posted on: 5/4/2017 7:00AM

FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance FestivalAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and the West Side YMCA Community Arts Department will present the third annual FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival on May 18-20 at New York City’s intimate Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. This festival celebrates innovative works of modern dance from new and established voices.


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OKCU awards doctorate to Harold Nicholas

Posted on: 5/3/2017 7:00AM

Oklahoma City University gives Posthumous Honorary Doctorate to tapperOklahoma City University (OKCU) recently awarded a posthumous Honorary Doctor of Performing Arts in American Dance to Harold Nicholas, who passed away in 2000. Harold and his brother Fayard performed as the famously known “Nicholas Brothers” and have been widely recognized as two of the world's greatest dancers.


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Steps on Broadway flies into a spring frenzy

Posted on: 5/2/2017 12:00PM

Jack Cole Technique and Rep Workshop with Chet WalkerMay is here and Steps on Broadway in New York City is as busy as ever! This month, Steps will be offering a trio of special opportunities in addition to its exciting daily class schedule and intriguing Steps Beyond events and performances. These opportunities include: a two-week Jack Cole Technique and Rep Workshop and the continuation of the ADM21 Master Class Series and the Verdon Fosse Legacy Project Master Class Series.


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